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is close and getting dirty. they are set to square off in november. as brian joins us the gloves have already come off. >> reporter: the political ads in the governor race are getting a bit more negative. the latest one against martin o'malley was bought and paid for. the republican party sees an opening here in maryland and hope to make the same statement it did in other traditionally democratic states like massachusetts and new jersey. o'malley's campaign is firing back. it is expected and to expect more as the election approaches and the race tightens. >> now you are advertising the reasons why people need to vote for you or against the other fellow. and it seems with great frequency we're having ads why you need to voteness the other fellow. >> reporter: smith says even though voters don't like these negative ads they do work. both parties have plenty at stake here in maryland. brian kuebler. >>> politics seem tame 50 years ago some day will mark the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate. 70million people watched that debate. they say nixon won the debate. >>
community service at the spca shelter. roosevelt leftwich joins us with with more. >> reporter: police say darrell chambers beat a little dog to death after it bit his wife. it would have been a chance to make amends, the spca says he can make amends somewhere else. the dog was beaten badly with a plastic pipe the police report says. police arrested 48-year-old derrick chambers after an anonymous 911 caller said they saw chambers hitting the dog, stuffing in him a plastic bag and throwing him in the struck. they found the dog near death and took it to the shelter where it had to be euthanized. chambers was sentenced toa '50 hours of community service at the maryland spca. >> we would never recommend that a child molester do community service with the boy scouts and we should never recommend that a person charged with animal abuse do community service with animals. there's just too much risk of harm. in this case, we believe given the severity of the crime, that this perpetrator should be punished. >> reporter: griffin is a member of the animal abuse task force that was set up to keep an ey
to think twice. abc2 news investigator joce sterman joins us with a warning about some of those treatments. >> reporter: the idea of ending up with bedbugs is enough to send all of us scrambling for solutions but be warned, the bug epidemic that has been spreading across america has brought scammers out of the woodwork. as more and more cases of bedbug problems get reported, we're all getting the itch and looking for ways to keep those pests out of the places we sleep. but aarp is warning people not to believe the hype about many products promoted as keeping those bugs at bay. if you think you have bedbugs the group says there are steps you need to take so you don't get scammed. first, keep in mind treatments cost anywhere between $200 and $6,000, so before you shell out big sums of cash make sure what you're seeing is really a bedbug infestation. the cdc has details to help you identify the bugs on their web site. then you've got to find a qualified exterminator, shop around and get written estimates. make sure you ask the technician to show you proof you really have the problem before yo
to the highest bidder. it sits along the 400 block of towson, brian cuba joins us to tell us what cally developers are hoping will happen to this big open space. >> the towson commons is a prime piece of realty with a number of different options, while county officials have no way of knowing who will buy it tomorrow, they hope it can become the hot spot it once was. >>> in its day the towson commons bass heralded as part of the rebirth of towson, a destination hot spot in baltimore county seat. this stretch along york road south of the circle is all but empty now, businesses have moved, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. >> the towson commons cries out for much stronger use taking advantage of the new people living here and working downtown. >> reporter: david i a newspapery is the executive director of development in baltimore county. towson, he says, has grown up around the commons with new apt buildings, restaurants, and future construction projects. that growth, i a newspapery says, is what makes the commons so valuable and important. >> baltimore county has n
to hit us later tonight. with all that in mind, here's your forecast for the evening -- more rain likely into the later part of the evening. a flood watch into the overnight into tomorrow morning. some of the downpours could be heavy. if you get into flooded roadway and the rain is coming down hard, do the smart thing, find an alternate route. more coming up. >>> as always, you can track severe weather and the latest forecast on-line at abc2news.com. >>> western high school in north baltimore was closed today because of flooding. we're not sure if the flooding at the school is weather-related. the school in the 4600 falls road area. no word on whether there will be classes tomorrow but we'll let you know as soon as we find out. >>> a man who told police he idolized adolf hitler and didn't like black people received a prison sentence today for beating an elderly fisherman and stealing his suv. jeff hager has more on the punishment. >> reporter: the self-proclaimed white supremacist received 30 years for the armed carjacking and beating in august of last year. 28-year-old calvin lockner us
to the united states. they need to pick up 39 seats to take back control of the howls. if they do that and use this agenda as their governing map the result could be two years of partisan gridlock. the democrats showed no sign of co-operating on this gop to-do list and the white house said. >> it is the same litany of policies that got us into this. >> into the hardware store, the republican leaders say they are tuned into the concerns of voters. >> there is nothing more inspired than the common voice of the common man. >> reporter: republicans hope that message reaches the tea party activists who have shown strength at the grassroots level and could be the key to retaking power. >>> a woman held in an iranian prison more than 13 months says she hopes to meet with the iranian pet while he is in new york. sarah shourd was taken into custody with two other americans while hiking at the border of iraq/iran last year, she wants them to know she has no animosity. her fiance and their phren friend remain in prison. >>> we're following a developing story that may impact you who tried to use a credit
there for quite a while. >> reporter: fred man 'tis and his wife have used the park in the past. he sees that it's time to ñdam. >> since it was built in 1920, you know, it needs repair replacement it's due for that. unsafe. the city has said they are ready to do work on the dam and the community is hoping that the dam can handle this significant rain don harrison for abc 2 news. >>> the reservoir supplied annapolis with drinking water through the 1940s but is no longer used as a primary water source. a park around the reservoir was closed this year due to budget cuts. cuts. >>> well, tonight en are in jail charged with the murder of jose luis ramirez. >>> monday night police were call report of an injured person. that's when they found ramirez dead alongside the road in cockysville. autopsy revealed he rozhad been killed by blunt force trauma. they are charged with first degree murder and being held at the baltimore county detention center. >>> çtcxthe family of a 13-yea- old girl electrocuted has settled a lawsuit. deanna green was resting offher foot against a fence and was electrocute
will cost us. >>> for all you women out there listen closely. there are decisions you can make now that can lower your risk for breast cancer. abc2 news linda so has five very important prevention tips. >> reporter: when it comes to breast cancer, there are certain risk factors women cannot control like family history and age. but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. first, a healthy diet and exercise can go a long way. >> try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. as well as a healthy weight. that includes exercising. we suggest that if you exercise four or more times a week that actually, that will reduce your risk of breast cancer. especially in women who are premenopausal. >> reporter: dr. garrett ray with veteran affairs says the second thing you can do is reduce how much alcohol you drink. >> if you are drinking seven or more a week that does significantly increase youric of breast cancer -- risk of breast cancer. >> reporter: third, talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy. it can actually increase your  risk of breast cancer. >> many women are prescribed it for
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